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Dharmapāla


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One of the leading exponents of the Yogācāra school in India.a contemporary of Bhāvaviveka, active during the early decades of the 7th century ce and dying young at the age of 32. Eventually based at Nālandā.he initially travelled widely and studied both Hīnayāna andMahāyāna throughout India, with Dignāga numbered among his teachers. Unlike classical Yogācāra, his interpretation tends towards idealism and it was through the connections his student Śīlabhadra had with Hsüan-tsang that this understanding of Yogācāra was eventually transmitted to China.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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